Spots go up the walls at Saffron Walden school for Children in Need

DAME Bradbury’s School building itself was covered in spots in support of Children In Need.

The children were all invited to pay �1 to “wear something spotty” but they decided that the school should go spotty as well. Everyone from year one to year six got the chance to paint a spot on one of three giant banners, on fabric generously donated by Janet Riley Fabrics of Saffron Walden.

The children’s excitement reached fever-pitch when the three banners were hoisted up the side of the building, filmed by a BBC East cameraman.

The overall total raised by the school by Monday (with money still rolling in) was �415.09.

Other fund-raising efforts during the day included a sponsored leaf-sweep, a Best-Dressed Teddy contest and a Name the Bear competition, all run by year five pupils, while year six pupil Harvey Redfern raised an impressive �69.80 with a highly popular sell-out ‘Sweet Stop’ sale.